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AuthorRe: Suikoden Tierkreis
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12,576. Posted:

good times, man. if you're interested, i worked out some trade routes for when you get halfway through the game and upgrading your characters' equipment starts to eat away at your resources. trading is also important to get certain items to be sold in your castle (by trading Butterfly Wings, the Butterfly Robe becomes available for purchase, for example) once you recruit the character who sells weapons and armor (he's an automatic recruit, so don't worry about missing him :3).

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12,577. Posted:

I suppose we'll find out soon enough. i just hope they didn't find him in violation of the Talent Wellness Program again. :(

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12,578. Posted:

@Josh: that sucks; hopefully he was just playing up his new character. i was kinda excited to see him back, but he went too quick from 'saving us' from Orton to 'saving us' from ourselves. he's just no fun anymore. :(

but hey, at least you got to go to a show! :3

@Locke: what?!??? he just came back on Monday, didn't he? no way! DDDDD:

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AuthorRe: DS/GBA import games do you own?
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12,579. Posted:

I've got both Ouendan games, but i haven't made it all the way through either of them on all difficulties yet (i got kinda bored in the middle of the second level of Ouendan 1, and I only just started Ouendan 2 the other day when I needed a break from Tierkreis). I also bought a copy of Tadashii Kanji Kakitori-Kun via eBay to help me with my kana writing skills, and had been looking to import a copy of Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten, but i kinda went broke and had to curb my eBaying for a while. ^^;;

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AuthorRe: M-rated download titles...any restrictions?
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12,580. Posted:

SupermarketZombies wrote:

Seriously though, a new Megaman Legends would blown my pants off.

now that is a game i haven't thought of in a long time and I wouldn't mind playing a new installment of. i would say i'd be happy to see the N64 version (Mega Man 64) show up on the VC, but i remember i specifically preferred the PSX version for some reason i can't recall at the moment. hmm.

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12,581. Posted:

Jerichoholic+Josh wrote:

Deadpool, used to be Chris Jericho

that's all right, i think it's still fairly obvious you're a Jericho fan :)

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AuthorRe: Favorite Paper Mario Game.
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12,582. Posted:

Crono wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

Mine is the original Paper Mario. Super Paper Mario was fun, but it just wasn't the same. still need to get my hands on a copy of The Thousand-Year Door (never had a GC, so i never got it).

Never had a GC? Well if you by chance have a Wii your in luck ;)

i do indeed, it's just a matter of finding the game available for sale/auction and having the spare cash on-hand to purchase it with. :3

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AuthorRe: What is up with TMNT!?!?
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12,583. Posted:

@madgear: sorry, i just carry a torch for this game in particular because i've got so many negative memories of frustrating play sessions, especially when the next two NES TMNT games were so much more accessible in comparison (and fun, hello two-player action :D). i still think the first game is absolutely terrible, it ranks at the top of my personal list of the worst NES games i've ever played (is it sad that i had more fun playing Bible Adventures? i think so), and i would never recommend it to anyone who's never played it before (except, perhaps, a worst enemy, lol), but i can see where perhaps other people would not feel the same.

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AuthorRe: I really hope Super Princess Peach 2 or New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be announced at E3!
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12,584. Posted:

NSMB2 would be very welcome (especially if it's a revamped SMB2(US) as opposed to just a direct sequel to NSMB), but Super Princess Peach... eh, it was all right, but i don't think i'd get real worked up over it unless it had some extra gameplay features added or a better plot than the first.

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AuthorRe: Ads
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12,585. Posted:

ouch, Adam... nowadays, an ad-blocking feature would probably make or break a decision to switch browsers for me. too many of the sites I visit have really obnoxious, in-your-face ads (not that this place does, but i'd already blocked so many ads on other sites that apparently I had all the ones used here blocked already and didn't know it, lol) for me to not have some way to avoid them all. D:

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AuthorRe: Favorite Paper Mario Game.
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12,586. Posted:

Mine is the original Paper Mario. Super Paper Mario was fun, but it just wasn't the same. still need to get my hands on a copy of The Thousand-Year Door (never had a GC, so i never got it).

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12,587. Posted:

@Adam, warioswoods: Adblock Plus is the best Firefox add-on ever. I swear I didn't even realize this place had ads until I visited it with my DSi. ^^;

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AuthorRe: G4 I think Hates Nintendo
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12,588. Posted:

this would only be a problem if i actually watched G4 for anything besides the occasional episode of Cops. i wish they'd picked up Code Monkeys for a third season. :/

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12,589. Posted:

@Kim Jong-Il: lol, you're ronery. :)

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AuthorRe: I'm looking for Software for changing the pitch of music
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12,590. Posted:

have you tried Audacity? it's free, and it's a little bit daunting at first, but i use it to edit stuff into ringtones for my phone and whatnot. here's all the features it has to offer.

just so you know, it won't import or export AAC files; you'd have to modify them as MP3s and then convert them via iTunes or similar to put onto your DSi if that's what you wanted to do with them afterward. :)

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AuthorRe: Will Nintendo ever let us communicate with random people online?
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12,591. Posted:

RJay wrote:

Dwarfer wrote:

No. People annoy me, talking to people annoys me even more. Why would I want to be annoyed whilst playing a game?

It should be an option. Voice chat should be an option. Writing text should be an option. And there should be a mute option or block text option for those that don't want either. More people want communication than those that don't want it.

this. surely they could build in a way to opt out of communications entirely if they're going to go through the trouble of going back and putting them in at all (not that it'll probably ever happen).

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AuthorRe: Can Anyone explain this?
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12,592. Posted:

do you have an SD card in your DSi? try running the photo channel with your SD card removed and see if it still freezes on you. it may be an issue with your SD card; did you do anything to it (add music, back up pictures, etc.) recently?

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AuthorRe: Mustaches - Good or Bad?
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12,593. Posted:

these kinds of mustaches (and beards) are freaking amazing

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AuthorRe: Iwata stopped by the house yesterday
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12,594. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

Wave Race with Miis? How could it look anything but awesome? I hope you can ride dolphins again.

Miyamoto just called, said he wanted my input on some kind of new peripheral for just that. So I flew out to NoJ's R&D place, and it turns out they actually built a freaking dolphin. It weighs 600 lbs, swims around (within a 30-foot radius of the Wii, at least), and runs on fish (as well as batteries for the wiimote you shove into its blowhole), but the bad part is that you need to set up your Wii on a pier or the beach in order to use it (well, that, and it also smells like fish D: ).

After testing it out for a while, we got bored with the connection to the Wii constantly cutting out, so we went fishing instead, but i hate fishing so we went and got some Indian chow. I'm afraid I had to tell him it would be a flop on the market. He thanked me, autographed my t-shirt, and then I flew home.

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AuthorRe: I need some questions.......
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12,595. Posted:

why did the Chicken Brutus cross the road? :P

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AuthorRe: Games Beaten in 2009
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12,596. Posted:

@Objection_Blaster: I liked Rise from the Ashes because it really showcased what improvements they were able to make with the DS as opposed to the ported GBA episodes (and in retrospect, it helped to flesh Ema's character out considerably, though not so much where she picked up the Snackoo habit, and Gumshoe got some good airtime as well). Storywise, though, it's not really my favorite either. They did their best to fit it in, but it still felt odd to play through the previous three episodes with Maya and then to not see hide nor hair of her in that 'last' case. It also didn't get a splash image for the episode-choosing screen, IIRC, which helped to make it stand out from the others worse.

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AuthorRe: M-rated download titles...any restrictions?
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12,597. Posted:

I don't see the big deal, Stuffgamer1, especially since the Parental Controls are there and are rather easy to set up. the splash image for Splatterhouse and Splatterhouse 2 are just the names in text on a dark background, so if push came to shove and the parents didn't restrict the Wii Shop along with the game ratings the kids could play (there is a separate option to restrict downloads and credit card transactions via the Wii Shop, I just checked through the Parental Controls), they could download it and just stare at the splash image or the PIN request all day.

as for 'assuming that every parent uses the parental controls is a bit much'... providing them is all Nintendo has to do, and in court their legal team is going to say 'hey, you had the option to restrict adding Nintendo Points and to restrict downloads to keep them from downloading a game without your supervision, you had the option to require a PIN for them to play games rated beyond what you want them to play, it was all right there in the user manual and easy to find in the System Menu, and you chose to not use them. It's your problem, not ours.'

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12,598. Posted:

... beaten for the first time ever, or games beaten just because i felt like it? :P

first time ever:

  • Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Okami
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
  • Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Rhythm Heaven
  • World of Goo
  • Bit.Trip Beat (how could I forget this too? DDDD: )
  • Strong Bad Ep.5 (and this? TROGDOOOOOOORRRR!!!!1!)

for the heck of it:

  • Super Mario Bros 1, 3, World, Kart DS, NSMB (all titles beaten multiple times, lol)
  • Elite Beat Agents (i love using the Divas with Commander Kahn leading them; i like to keep my EBA/Ouendan skills up every so often)
  • Phoenix Wright 1, 2, 3
  • The World Ends with You (ha, knew I forgot something)

... i'm probably still forgetting something, though. that's gonna bug me. :/

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12,599. Posted:

@Objection_Blaster: TWEWY's combat didn't really do it for me either (it was interesting, but i could never really get the hang of the top-screen combo stuff). I loved how it had instant replay value in the form of the secret reports, though (even more plot awesomeness to discover; not many games are like that), and that you can muck around with the levels of your enemies in order to breeze through the story or get different items from them to sell/for quest requirements.

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12,600. Posted:

@Kim Jong-Il: The World Ends with You is probably the most original thing Square has had a hand in in years. Definitely agreeing with you there.

Also, Suikoden II has been my favorite game ever since I played it for the first time. It follows the story of two boys who each gain a half of one of the 27 True Runes and, thanks to its power, end up each working to stop the war occurring in the game, but in radically (tragically?) different ways. If ever there was a game where you want to get the 'best' ending, this is it, IMO. It's a long game if you're looking to complete it fully (longer if you take time to play through the first game to its 'best' ending so that you can recruit the main Suikoden character and his servant, who gives you like the best recipe for the cooking battles in the game, but i ramble) and if you take time to keep your characters leveled (a must for the Luca Blight three-part battle, to be honest). (almost) every single recruitable character has an interesting backstory that adds to the richness of the plot (especially if you play the games in order, but it's not absolutely necessary to understand the plot), and the sidequests are really fun(ny), too.

It is not worth the $120+ people want for it on eBay, though.

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